March 26, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - Looking to get back on track after having lost three straight matches, the Tulane men's tennis team hosts in-state foe Nicholls State at 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday at the Goldring Tennis Center.
The Green Wave (8-7, 2-3 C-USA) fell, 4-0, to visiting SMU on Friday afternoon at the Goldring Tennis Center that ended Tulane's five-match home winning streak and extended the season-long losing streak to three straight.
"You can basically look at the last bunch of matches this season as our fourth quarter," Tulane head coach Mark Booras sad. "We started off slow and got behind in the first quarter, made a great comeback to take a good lead at the half, and then played well in the third quarter but had some things go the other way and gave up a little bit of the lead. Now we will need to remember the game plan that allowed us to be successful and make some adjustments to it so we can go out and finish this game how we want play.
"The guys realize that we will need to come out on Tuesday in a sprint to set the tone and start off this last quarter of our season on the right note," added Booras.
Nicholls State (6-7, 2-1 Southland Conference) has dropped four of the last five matches, including a 6-1 loss at UCF on Saturday.
The Colonels are led by Roy Knight and Dmitry Kozionov each with 7-4 singles records, while the pair of Kozionov and Shayann Vaezzadeh is 8-4 in doubles.
Tulane travels to Birmingham, Ala., this weekend for a pair of Conference USA matches. The Green Wave will face host UAB on Saturday at 1 p.m. Ct and East Carolina at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday.